February 19, 2011

Ford Does Not Play, But Stevenson Beats Haverford Handily

from staff reports

HAVERFORD, Pa. -- Stevenson All-American attackman Richie Ford, who as of Friday was awaiting word from the school and NCAA regarding his eligibility for 2011, did not play Saturday for the third-ranked Mustangs, but it did not seem to matter. Stevenson built a big lead early and defeated seventh-ranked Haverford, 11-4, in both teams' season opener.

Midfielder Kyle Moffitt led the Mustangs with three goals, while attackman Tyler Reid and midfielders Justin Lea and Neal Barthelme netted two apiece in the victory. Stevenson won despite a 1-for-13 shooting performance from All-American attackman Jimmy Dailey.

The Mustangs led 2-0 after the first quarter and busted the game open in the second quarter to seize an 8-1 advantage by halftime. Faceoff man Ray Witte had plenty to do with the sustained scoring run, finishing the game 14-for-17 in a dominant performance. Stevenson outshot Haverford 54-38.

Both goalkeepers had strong games. Haverford's Joe Banno finished with 19 saves, while Stevenson's Ian Bolland made 16.

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